Researchers Tout Poultry Poop as Renewable Energy Source

One man’s fowl excrement is another man’s renewable energy source. Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of...

Maybe DNA Can’t Answer All Our Questions About Heredity

Heredity is a powerful concept. It’s the thing that ties families together—that gives shape to their shared history of stories, of homes, of...
The breathing of the crowd: The 2015 found-footage horror film <em>Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension</em> was one of the movies screened during the study.

We might be able to rate future films with a sniff test, study says

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Trump's Attacks on the Environment Are Mostly Failing

This story originally appeared on Slate and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.It is a popular fiction that despite its many foibles,...

New Puffy Coats Are Being Designed to Fall Apart Faster

Outdoorsy types are well-versed in the differences between down feathers and synthetic fibers, the two most common fillings for gears like puffy blanket, jackets,...
Secret garden

Secret garden

In 2018, what is left to explore in the world? It seems unlikely, say, that humans might find an untouched forest...

A Tornado's Secret Sounds Could Reveal Where It'll Strike

Along with the roar of a grizzly bear and a crack of lightning, the sound of a tornado is among the most terrifying...

Watch a Human Try to Fight Off Boston Dynamics' Door-Opening Robot Dog

Hey, remember that dog-like robot, SpotMini, that Boston Dynamics showed off last week, the one that opened a door for its robot friend?...